LASIK Surgery at Vision Care & Surgery Associates
Refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia aren't the terrible limitations that they once were. Corrective lenses such as eyeglasses and contacts have helped countless people see more clearly. What if you'd rather enjoy the same clarity of eyesight without having to keep up with glasses or insert contact lenses? Your answer may lie with a permanent surgical procedure known as LASIK. Here at Vision Care & Associates, we're happy for provide advanced LASIK surgery from Hialeah and Weston residents.
What Is LASIK?
LASIK is an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It's a method of reshaping the cornea, that transparent dome at the front of the eye that covers the lens and iris. The shape of the cornea has some effect on how incoming light is refined and focused through the lens and onto the retina at the back of the eye. This is important because, depending on the shape of the eyeball, cornea or lens, that light may not reach its destination properly. An elongated or foreshortened eyeball may cause nearsightedness/farsightedness, while an irregular cornea may hinder vision clarity, and an age-stiffened lens may cause presbyopia. Corrective lenses bend the incoming light to compensate for these errors, but the same effect can be achieved by altering the shape of corneas. That's what LASIK does.
In a typical LASIK procedure, you will receive sedation while your eye is numbed with local anesthetic. The surgical laser then makes an incision in the outer corneal tissue, permitting this layer to be pulled aside as a flap. The laser then shapes the underlying corneal tissues in a manner that precisely matches your corrective vision needs. Once the flap is returned to its position, it will heal naturally.
Pre-Operative Evaluations, Surgery, and Post-Operative Care
Either ophthalmologist on our team can perform your LASIK surgery. First, however, we must consider your eyes, age, health, corrective prescription (which must be relatively stable), and other factors to make sure you're a good candidate for LASIK. If LASIK isn't right for you, we may still be able to recommend an alternative procedure to achieve the same results. The surgery itself is a fast, painless outpatient procedure. Your ophthalmologist will examine your eyes the next day to make sure all is well, performing a series of follow-up exams to monitor your progress.
We're Your Source for LASIK in Hialeah and Weston
LASIK surgery can change the way you see the world, and Vision Care & Surgery Associates is your source for LASIK in Hialeah and Weston. Call either of our locations for a pre-operative consultation!